Category: Divorce

Is Collaborative Law the Process for You?

May 04, 2018 | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Blog, Collaborative Law, Divorce

Icon for author Stephanie Jablon Stephanie Jablon

Making the decision to divorce does not always equate to a battle in court. Trained collaborative law attorneys can review alternative dispute resolution options with you other than the traditional litigation route. In the past few years, the collaborative process has grown due in part to some very positive aspects of collaborative law, which may be a favorable option for you. The collaborative process is a conscious choice to agree […]

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Complex Financial Issues in Divorce

An Explanation of Equitable Distribution of Property

April 16, 2018 | Blog, Complex Financial Issues, Divorce, Equitable Distribution

Icon for author Jennifer Zofcin Jennifer Zofcin

In Pennsylvania, family courts divide marital property using a system called equitable distribution. The goal of equitable distribution is to effectuate economic justice between the parties. Therefore, the division is not always done in equal shares, as is commonly seen in community property states. A Pittsburgh divorce lawyer can walk you through the steps of equitable distribution and explain the intricacies if you are considering divorce and need to review […]

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Avoid the Divorce Pitfall of Double Dipping

Many of us have heard of the party foul called double dipping — using the same chip or cracker for multiple scoops into the serving dish or crockpot of delicious dip. In divorce litigation, double dip has a much more complicated meaning. In divorce terminology, a double dip occurs when the same income or cash flow is used twice — once as an asset to fashion an equitable distribution of […]

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Will I Lose My Health Insurance When We Divorce?

April 16, 2018 | Blog, Divorce, Spousal Support - APL

Icon for author Lindsay Nemit Lindsay Nemit

Your health may be the most important asset you have and protecting it is top priority. Maintaining health insurance is a top priority, and the uncertainty about how coverage will be maintained during separation and after divorce is a very sensitive subject during divorce proceedings. Each spouse is equally concerned and has questions about when the dependent spouse’s coverage will end and who will pay for the coverage until it […]

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